Romancing Your Man
It comes down to one simple principle—love your neighbor as you would want to be loved. by Barbara Rainey I’ve noticed that most romantic novels and movies contain a common theme. It goes like this: A handsome, intelligent, adventurous, single man on a mission unexpectedly meets a beautiful, equally intelligent single woman under improbable circumstances—often […]
The Legacy of a Love Letter
High touch in a time of high tech. by Mary May Larmoyeux Direct Link to Article on FamilyLife: The Legacy of a Love Letter “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” These words, penned by Elizabeth Barrett in the mid-1800s to Robert Browning, still make me sigh. Oh, the depth and breadth […]
Deeper Questions – Romance
How familiar are you with how men and women view romance differently? With this in mind, how are you looking for ways to meet your spouse’s unique needs? In what ways are you considering your spouse’s needs above your own, or are your demands front and center? (Philippians 2:3‐4) How do you and your spouse […]
How Is Your Love Life?
Marriage is about friendship. by Mark and Grace Driscoll The couple were devout Christians and virgins when they first met. Forty years later, the pain of their marriage showed on their faces. As they spoke to me of their troubles, they each hung their head in loneliness and grief. There had been no adultery. There […]
Invite Him, Don’t Control Him
By Sandy Ralya Envision your husband wrapping his arms around you from behind and whispering in your ear, “You’re amazing,” or stealing you away for dinner at your favorite restaurant (he made babysitting arrangements), or holding your hand while taking a walk, or ringing your doorbell only to present you with a bouquet of your […]
He Just Won’t Talk to Me!
How to understand your husband and get the intimacy you long for. By Paul and Sandy Coughlin Intimacy is the action fuel that turns new love into deep love. It provides a level of closeness that love’s infatuations alone can’t deliver. We often misconceive of intimacy by thinking of it as a single, isolated act, […]
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures […]
8But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its […]